Two Oceans: A Guide to Marine Life of Southern Africa

Two Oceans: A Guide to Marine Life of Southern Africa

by Charles Griffiths, G. M. Branch, M. L. Branch, L. E. Beckley
     
 

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This unrivaled field guide covers over 1,400 species of the most common forms of marine life that inhabit our coasts – including the invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals birds and plants. The book documents a selection of these, concentrating on the most frequently encountered species that live in the intertidal zone and in shallow subtidal waters that can

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This unrivaled field guide covers over 1,400 species of the most common forms of marine life that inhabit our coasts – including the invertebrates, fish, reptiles, mammals birds and plants. The book documents a selection of these, concentrating on the most frequently encountered species that live in the intertidal zone and in shallow subtidal waters that can readily be explored by scuba-divers. There is a particular focus on open-coast beaches and rocky shores, and aquatic estuarine animals and plants are also covered. Fish that are commonly seen in tidal pools or by divers, or those frequently caught by angers are included, as are smaller rock-pool fish. It will meet the needs of scientists, students, fishermen, scuba-divers and beachcombers alike, encapsulating current knowledge and enabling the identification of diverse species, from sponges to whales and from seaweeds to mangroves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770077720
Publisher:
Random House Struik
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES GRIFFITHS is an Associate Professor and former head of the Zoology Department, UCT, and author of over 100 scientific papers and four other field guides, mostly on marine life, and is a well-known natural history photographer.

DR LYNNATH BECKLEY is a dynamic fish biologist, respected for her expertise on the biology of fishes.

PROFESSOR GEORGE M. BRANCH is world-renowned for his research on rocky shores.

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